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BC summer camps

Find summer camps in British Columbia listed below

At a BC summer camp your child will be able to enjoy the great outdoors of British Columbia, with its majestic mountainous scenery and diverse stunning landscape. From Vancouver to Victoria, Kelowna, Coquitlam, Port Coquitlam, and Port Moody, and all the beautiful cities and small towns throughout BC, there are a number of day and overnight camps that provide a wholesome and engaging camp experience. Could there be a better way to spend the summer in the heart of Vancouver or out in the endless back country? 

Why attend a BC camp?

Whether your child is a local Vancouverite or BC bred, or whether they’re visiting from out of province or out of the country, a camp in BC, Canada will allow your son or daughter the same opportunity to immerse themselves in an exciting adventure with wilderness trips, indoor and outdoor education programs, technology, science, arts, music, and sports.

Your child will get to experience and learn about their surrounding area through a broad range of different activities within a camp or at specialty camps such as guitar or debate camp.

BC summer camps

What can you expect a BC camp to cost?

Depending on the type of camp and whether it’s day or overnight, the cost can range anywhere from $200-$600+ per week or by day. It’s best to contact the camps of your choice to find out what’s included in the cost, such as meals or transportation, or what’s not such as spending money for a snack shack.

Find the right BC camp for your child

If you’re looking for some guidance on how to begin your search for a camp or program in BC, create a list of what your child and your family is most interested in with a camp experience. Does the location matter? What types of programs or activities would your child enjoy the most? Would they like a single-sex or coed camp? Do they want to develop a particular interest or passion further? Decide what’s most important with your child and your family and research your options from there.


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List of BC camps and programs

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Sports Camps Canada   
Our coed summer sports camps are geared toward kids ages 4-18 of all abilities and skill levels. From beginner to elite, there is a camp option for everyone. Improve Your Skills & Have SERIOUS FUN at Sports Camps Canada!
Vancouver
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 4 to 14
  • Coed
  • Day
from $235/week
sessions & dates
Day Coed2354-140Vancouver, British Columbia
Pedalheads Bike, Swim and Sport   
Pedalheads offers bike, swim, and sport programs to families across Canada. Pedalheads helps kids develop life skills, confidence, and independence through fun, safe, and engaging instruction.
British Columbia (33)
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 3 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $169/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed1693-121Vancouver, Victoria, Coquitlam, North Vancouver, Burnaby, Langley, Richmond, Delta, Surrey, West Vancouver
Camp Ecolart   
A premium summer and winter camp for boys and girls 4 to 17 years old offering more than 15 different programs in their summer overnight and day camp, and a skiing/snowboarding program in the March break camp.
Vancouver; West Vancouver
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 4 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $240/week
Day, Overnight Coed2404-172Vancouver, British Columbia, West Vancouver, British Columbia
InterVarsity Pioneer Camp Pacific   
One of nine Inter-Varsity Camps, Pioneer Pacific offers Christian summer camp and leadership programs for kids from 7-18, and includes a wide range of activities such as sailing, archery, kayaking and more.
Thetis Island; Vancouver
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • Overnight
from $275/week
sessions & dates
Overnight Coed, Girls2757-183Thetis Island, British Columbia, Vancouver, BC
Digital Media Academy   
At Digital Media Academy, we encourage and inspire kids and teens to become the next generation of developers, animators, filmmakers, photographers, designers and engineers. Find your passion! Create the future at DMA!
Vancouver
Computer (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $840/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed8407-174Vancouver, British Columbia
Outward Bound Canada   
Est 1969. Inspiring, challenging journeys of self-discovery in the outdoors. Join an authentic, transformational adventure to see Canada at its finest, reach beyond your own boundaries, and tap in to your true potential.
Vancouver Island
Adventure: Wilderness Out-tripping

  • Ages 12 to 99
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $779/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed, Girls, Boys77912-995Vancouver Island, British Columbia
YMCA of Greater Vancouver   
There’s something about camp that brings out the best in us. Whether it’s sailing, hiking or uncovering leadership potential, YMCA's spring and summer camps provide children ages 5-17 with a memorable experience.
Vancouver; Gibsons
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $139/session
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed1395-176Vancouver, British Columbia, Gibsons, British Columbia
Timberline Ranch   
Known for its delicious, home-style food, friendly staff, beautiful, convenient location, and exceptional programs, Timberline is open all year for camps, retreats, youth groups, banquets, and conferences.
Vancouver
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed, Girls
  • Day, Overnight
from $329/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed, Girls3297-187Vancouver, British Columbia
Kids in the Spotlight   
Kids in the Spotlight is an evidence-based performing arts organization helping children and youth develop self-confidence, social skills, and harmonious relationships with family and friends.
Gabriola
Education: Musical Theatre

  • Ages 3 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight, family
from $500/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight, family Coed5003-188Gabriola, British Columbia
Venture Academy Summer Program for Troubled Teens   
Supportive & therapeutic environment for struggling students. Assessment, educational support, life skills and outdoor activities. Earn school credit, acquire skills & stay safe!
Kelowna
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 11 to 18
  • Girls, Boys
  • Overnight
Cost Varies
sessions & dates
Overnight Girls, Boys011-189Kelowna, British Columbia
Camp Qwanoes   
Camp Qwanoes is a youth-focused, high adventure Christian residential camp that exists to love kids to life like no other. Summer camps for ages 8-18 and leadership programs starting at age 15. Over 75 activities.
Vancouver Island
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 18
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $521/week
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed5218-1810Vancouver Island, British Columbia
Academic Camp Canada   
A challenging academic Summer camp with 30 hours of learning per week, including 14 different subjects of sciences, maths and even robotics, with exciting activities and trips on a spectacular Canadian campus'!
Mill Bay
Education (multi)

  • Ages 12 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $6,000/3 weeks
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed600012-1811Mill Bay, British Columbia
Brentwood College School Summer Camps   
Located on beautiful Vancouver Island, Brentwood College School offers focused camps for Soccer, Academics, Rowing, Rock Band, Debate, and Musical Theatre for kids aged 7 to 17.
Mill Bay
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 8 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Overnight
from $200/week
sessions & dates
Day, Overnight Coed2008-1712Mill Bay, British Columbia
Under the GUI   
A coding school for kids, teaching Python, C#, HTML/CSS, JavaScript and Java, using PixelPAD.io, Unity3D and Visual Studio. Our summer camps include robotics, engineering, 3d printing and much more !
Vancouver; North Vancouver; Coquitlam
Computer : Computer programming

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed, Girls, Boys
  • Day, Program
from $700/program
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed, Girls, Boys7007-1713Vancouver, British Columbia, North Vancouver, British Columbia, Coquitlam, British Columbia
False Creek Racing Canoe Club   
A multi-disciplinary paddling club offering recreational and competitive camps and after-school programs for kids of all ages and abilities all year round!
Vancouver
Sport (multi)

  • Ages 7 to 18
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $150/program
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed1507-1814Vancouver, British Columbia
Camp Artaban   
Youth call it “awesome”; adults call it “paradise”. Fun and adventure await you! Swim, boat, beach comb and wharf jump on the water. Create, sing, laugh and explore with friends new and old. We can’t wait!
Gambier Island
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 1 to 100
  • Coed
  • Overnight, family
from $198/session
sessions & dates
Overnight, family Coed1981-10015Gambier Island, BC, Gambier Island, British Columbia
The-Cutting Room   
During this week-long camp, campers learn techniques in design, draping, sewing, and illustration, work on a real-world fashion project, and receive the opportunity to visit the city's most exclusive showrooms.
Vancouver
Art : Fashion design / Sewing

  • Ages 8 to 16
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $650/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed6508-1616Vancouver, British Columbia
VEX Robotic Science Summer Game   
Two weeks robotics summer camp program for students Gr 3 to Gr 12. Will be using VEX-IQ, EDR Cortex, V5 Platform. Topics covered will include solving technical challenges, programming/coding, and robotics competition.
Richmond; Vancouver
Computer : Robotics

  • Ages 7 to 17
  • Coed
  • Day, Program, family
from $400/week
sessions & dates
Day, Program, family Coed4007-1717Richmond, British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia
Block 8 Academy   
Active, fun weekly camps with a variety of activities ranging from Cooking, to Parkour, Lake Days and Improv Theatre. Keep your child active and encourage their creativity!!
Port Moody
Traditional (multi activity)

  • Ages 5 to 12
  • Coed
  • Day, Program
from $45/day
sessions & dates
Day, Program Coed455-1218Port Moody, British Columbia

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